The quintessential '70 and '80s jewellery box staple is back. 

Resin, acrylic, or tortoiseshell: whatever you want to call it, this retro throwback is creeping back into the modern day fashion lexicon. 

Formerly more associated with your eccentric aunt or art teacher, lightweight tortoiseshell is a cheap and cheerful addition to your existing accessory game. Unlike its metal counterparts available on the high street, this material is far more durable and won't leave you with those dreaded tell-tale green marks.

In hues of brown, red, black, and green, tortoiseshell works in harmony with many of this season's prevalent trends (animal print! 1970s! prairie dresses!)

For their NYFW debut, homegrown hero Penneys (operating as Primark in the US) went all-out with an impressive popup in Soho. The brand, who celebrated three years kitting out Americans last week, showcased that their wares can pack a punch against the most established of New York Fashion Week brands.

Amongst the corduroy puffers, patchwork blouses, shearling-lined denim jackets, and luxe-on-a-budget tote bags, was an eye-catching array of resin hoops and chunky costume styles that would make Pat Butcher proud.

The best part? With prices starting at a mere $4 (€3.50) - they're cheaper than a cup of coffee.

Images via Primark USA

Shop the trend: 
Brown Statement Earrings, €4, Penneys
Drop Earrings, €4, Penneys
Yellow Tortoiseshell Drop Earrings, €4, Penneys

Claudey Tortoiseshell Hoop Earrings47, Anthropologie

Resin & Crystal Hair Slide€250, Gucci

Tortoiseshell earrings, €15.99, Mango

Resin Cuff, €155, Cult Gaia

Tortoiseshell Marble Clutch Bag€38.71, ASOS

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